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Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

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Chelsea stars face Abramovich's axe

Tuesday - Mar 06, 2012, 06:52pm (GMT+5.5)
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London - Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is all set to clear out some of the club's biggest names this summer in order to create a new team that is hungry to win.

A number of Chelsea's most experienced players, headed by Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, Didier Drogba and Florent Malouda, are in danger of being forced out of the club.

It remains to be seen whether Abramovich is able to carry out the changes he wants because it has proved difficult in the past to move on high-earning players, The Telegraph reports.

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola is Ambramovich's first choice to be the club's new coach, ahead of a return by Jose Mourinho.

Abramovich is also keen for Fernando Torres to be restored to the starting line-up for the match.

Abramovich is angry and frustrated at the failure of the Villas-Boas regime, just eight months into taking over from Carlo Ancelotti, which had a clear remit of rebuilding the squad and playing more attractive football, the paper reports.


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